First Look: Paris Jackson Is Featured In The New Issue Of ‘Glamour’ Magazine

"I just don't think the title 'M.J.'s daughter' fits me."

Paris Jackson, the only daughter of the late Michael Jackson, is featured in the pages of the new issue of Glamour magazine. As far as I know, this Glamour showcase is Paris‘s first magazine feature. As you may know, MJ famously shielded his children from showbusiness as much as possible but since his death, the children — Prince Michael Joseph, Paris Michael Katherine and Prince Michael Joseph, II aka Blanket — have stepped out of the shadows of overprotection and have landed right smack dab in the middle of the media spotlight. Thus far, the kids have been away from appearing in publications but it would seem that all of that has changed. Click below to see Paris‘s first magazine feature photo and read some excerpts from her first magazine interview.

At 14, Paris Jackson is in many ways a typical teenager, navigating the cliques of high school, listening to music, tweeting at 3:00 A.M. Except for one thing: Her father was Michael Jackson. And now, three years after his death, she’s ready to step into the spotlight for the sake of a movie role—just one of the decisions that may have led to some public family squabbling this summer. Wondering who the real Paris is? Get to know her as she hangs out with Glamour.

Some members of her family wish she’d wait to become an actress. “A lot of people don’t want me to do it [her aunt Janet Jackson has said, "She has the rest of her adult life to be that actress that she wants to be... Your childhood—you completely lose."], but Aunt La Toya believes in me. She heard me play a little guitar and sing, and she started clapping, ‘Oh my God, oh my God.’ She really does encourage me; it’s just awesome of her.”

She’s determined to prove herself. “I love my dad, and I’m proud to be his daughter. I just don’t think the title ‘M.J.’s daughter’ fits me. A lot of people think he’s the only reason I’m making it, but I want to show that I do have talent and that I can make it if I try. I want to be my own person.”

She refuses to follow the crowd. “The clique in my class, they don’t like me or my friend because we’re outside of the box. We’re not copycats. Prince calls me goth, but I’m more rock ‘n’ roll. (I listen to older music like AC/DC; Phil Collins is the ish.) A ton of kids at school have made fun of me; if I had to give advice to other girls, I would say, ‘Hang loose and ignore them. They shouldn’t faze you no matter how popular they think they are.’”

Welp, I guess this sort of thing had to start sooner or later. I know that MJ would not allow his daughter to appear in magazines like this but, well, these kids are growing up and they’re going to want to spread their wings as far as they can. From what we’ve heard lately and again from this interview, it doesn’t sound like Aunt Janet gives the kind of advice that the kids want to hear. Aunt La Toya knows that supporting the kids in their showbiz endeavors will win her points. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how all of this plays out but … it has begun. As for this photo, it doesn’t look very much like the Paris Jackson that we are used to seeing. I’d say this photo of Paris looks more like Saoirse Ronan … but it is a lovely photo. I don’t think it’ll be very long until we see more features on Paris Jackson in magazines like this. I’m not sure it’s the best idea at her young age but … the Jackson kids are going to do pretty much whatever they want to do.

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  1. Well, if aunt La Toya says it is ok…it must be a good idea. Yikes!

  2. i dont get it Pairs… she knows her dad wouldnt want this. atleast not until she was an adults. is it so hard to respect the one thing her dad wanted & wait 4 years until shes 18 to go into the entertainment business?
    she has no idea how many people will be waiting for her to screw up. she should take these years to perfect a craft, not jump into it because one aunt says ok do it.

  3. Jen

    She’s a beautiful girl (reminds me of Kurt Cobain’s daughter in this picture). And she’s very young. And very, very famous by proxy of her late father and his dysfunctional family. I’m actually amazed she stayed away from the spotlight for as long as she has. Considering other child stars, she’s a late bloomer. Hopefully this means she doesn’t spend the remainder of her teen years making bad choices. Hooray for Aunt Janet…she sounds like she might be “THE” sane Jackson.

  4. cmc

    This is a dang shame. Janet is absolutely right- Paris’s dad *and* Janet both bemoan their complete lack of a childhood, and both had problems in their adulthoods stemming from that. It is simply horrible that anyone is encouraging that little girl to make the exact same mistakes that her father specifically wanted her to avoid. This interview makes me sad.

  5. Isn’t this par for the course as far as the thought process of a 14-year-old? The adult that agrees with her is awesome; the one who doesn’t simply doesn’t understand.

    Despite what she wants to believe, she’s getting these opportunities because she’s Michael Jackson’s daughter. Otherwise, she’s just another 14-year-old with a dream. I agree with Nicole: she should spend the next four years honing her talent.

  6. enter Paris number 2, in a few years she’ll be like hilton or lindsay lohan. kids should never have access to money or be able to restrain their own grandmother from seeing her own children.

  7. This is so sad. She needs an authority figure to tell her the harsh truth. You can tell how she doesnt understand the industry at all, when she says she is “making it” because she was cast in one role. Just because you are cast and something gets made doesn’t mean anyone will see it. It doesn’t mean you will ever get another role.

    They are setting her up for failure. If the family really wanted her to be successful, they would get her into classes and aim for small roles working with great actors and directors. See how the REAL pros do it, and learn from them before all of your mistakes are recorded and broadcast for the world to see.

  8. Ashley

    That picture is horribly photoshopped. She’s a natural beauty…don’t see why they had to airbrush it so badly. Here’s another photo from that photoshoot…and it’s much better:

    http://kingofpop-kids.com/photos/albums/Photoshoot/2011/FilmParis/mplayerc_2011-12-08_21-31-55-26.jpg

  9. Ashley

    I don’t believe Janet is right at all. Janet and her brothers were FORCED into showbusiness. Paris WANTS to do this. Totally different. Michael and his siblings were made into stars because their father whipped them (literally) into shape and shoved them out there. These kids have been protected since birth, and before Michael’s death, he was working with them on acting/directing, etc. He obviously knew what they wanted to do, and he was preparing them. People need to cut these kids some slack. They aren’t getting into trouble, they’re not doing anything wrong. They’re just starting to come into their own and be their own people. I think it’s admirable she wants to prove herself.

  10. Beverly Houston

    No, for me this is quite refreshing.. MJ, her dad started on the spot light at a VERY YOUNG age. like, YOUNG hence childhood was a dream. But this girl over there experienced what to be a child and a teenager. She was over 14 years of age already.
    Ashley is right, if the kid wants to do this, let her be. The Jackson’s will just have to ensure one thing..
    stay Paris away or out of Drugs..

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